Selected Exhibitions (* solo exhibition)   

2016     

*Line Up, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Max Gatov Gallery East, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

F*ART, Werby Gallery, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

2015     

California Handmade, State of the Arts, Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, California

Insights, University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

GLAMFA Curated Show, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

 2014     

Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China

From Lausanne To Beijing 8th International Fiber Art Biennale, 1895 Creative Cultural Industry Park, Nantong, China

Small Expressions 2014, Juried by Gerhardt Knodel, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

A Lively Experiment: All Media Art Exhibit, Juried by Anastasia Azure, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island

2013     

8th Cheongju International Craft Comeptition, Cheongju-si, Sangdang-gu, Republic of Korea.

2012     

Forecast: A new wave of creative talent, Penland Gallery at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina.

34th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Juried by Jennifer Scanlon, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona. 

2005     

Textile Catalysts, Contemporary Fiber Art: Shibori. Tama Art University Museum, Tama, Japan.

2004     

Sculpted Surface, curated by Denise Sprynskyj and Peter Boyd, Linden St. Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia. In conjunction with the RMIT Symposium “Intermesh” and The 5th International Shibori Symposium

The 11th International Lace Biennial: Contemporary Art, competition and exhibition, 12-member international jurors, Espace Roi Baudouin au Sein du Palais des Académies, Brussels, Belgium. Traveling exhibition to Germany (catalog)

26th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Juried by David Revere McFadden, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona (catalog)

2003     

Couplets, curated by Michele Fricke and Harvey Hix, The Writer’s Place, Kansas City, Missouri

The Next Wave, Juried by Morgan Clifford and Michele Fricke, 2nd Prize Awarded, Opie Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, Presented in association with the Surface Design Conference

Fiber Directions 2003, Juried by Jason Pollen, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

25th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Juried by Harold Nelson, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona (catalog)

2002     

Shibori Now: International Artists and Shibori Community, curated by Yoshiko I. Wada, and Kaei Hayakawa, Gallery Renga-kan, Yokohama, Japan

Tactile Dimensions: Fabric and Form, Felissimo Design House, New York, New York

2001     

*Rearrangements, Light Box Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

Art of the Stitch, (Traveling Show), Mall Galleries, The Mall/London, The Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Road/Birkenhead, Presented by The Embroiderers’ Guild and Coats Crafts U.K. (catalog)

Fiber Directions 2001 Juried by Jason Pollen, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

2000     

Up and Coming, Juried by Glen Kaufmann and Junco Sato Pollack, Opie Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 2nd Prize Awarded, Presented in association with the Surface Design Conference

Measure for Measure, Juried by Anna Lisa Hedstrom and Emily Dubois, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri, Presented in association with the Surface Design Conference

Bibliography

2014     

Resist Dye on the Silk Road: Shibori, Clamp Resist, and Ikat, 9th International Shibori Symposium, Published by China National Silk Museum, 2014

2008     

“New Lines”, Earnshaws, April 2008, page 17 (photo)

2007     

“More than just cute: Kice Kice puts artistic spin on children’s clothing”, The Look: Omaha World-Herald, Thursday September 27, 2007, pg 20

2004     

Fiberarts Design Book Seven , Published by Lark Books, page 108. 2004

“In Review: SDA “Hands On” Conference: Six Exhibitions”, Surface Design Journal, Spring 2004, pgs 46-47

2003     

“What Draws Young People to Fiber?”, Fiber Arts Magazine,  Sept/Oct 2003, pages 28-32 (photo), by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

“The Odd Couplets”, The Pitch Weekly, July 10-16, 2003, page 27, by Theresa Bembnister

“The Contemporary Art Invasion”, Arizona Foothills Magazine, March 2003, page 201(photo) by Melissa Castleman and Jenny Quill

“Arts and Crafts”, New Times, February, 13, 2003. by Deborah Sussman Susser

“Juror Finds Talent for Mesa Exhibit”, The Arizona Republic. Around Town, January 31,pg. 2

2002     

“In Review, Tactile Dimensions: Fabric and Form”, Surface Design Journal, Fall 2002, page 55-56 (photo), written by Lois Lunn

Memory On Cloth: Shibori Now by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, pages 141 and 142 (photo)

2001     

“Lesley Kice: Rearrangements”, Fiber Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb 2002, page 62 (photo), review written by H. L. Hix

“Spotlight on Education”, Surface Design Journal, oage 57 (photo)

Awards/Honors

2016     

F*ART juried show award. Juried by Diedrick Brackens and Carol Shaw Sutton

2015     

Windes Corporate Gallery Award, Windes Corporation, Long Beach, CA

2013     

Honorable Mention, 8th Cheongju International Craft Comeptition, Cheongju-si, Sangdang-gu, Republic of Korea.

2004     

Juror’s award, 26th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Juried by David Revere McFadden, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona catalog

2002     

Herberger Scholarship Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

George and Dorothy Zolk Fellowship for 2002-2003 academic year, University of California, Davis, Davis, California

Lillian Elliot Award Nominee

2000     

2nd Place Award, Up and Coming, Juried by Glen Kaufmann and Junco Sato Pollack, Opie Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

Walter E. Bixby Scholar, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1999     

Willem Volker Scholar, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1997-2001          

Vice President’s Merit Award, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

Education

2016 MFA Candidate, Fiber Graduate Program, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California, Present

Studio Fibers Graduate Program, Arizona State University/Tempe, Arizona, 2002-2003

Studio Textile Arts Graduate Program, University of California- Davis/ Davis, California and Costume Design, 2001-2002

B.F.A.    Studio Art/Fiber Kansas City Art Institute/Kansas City, Missouri, 2001